Leaves are starting to change color in Orleans

Photo by Tom Rivers: Many of the leaves have turned red on a tree on the courthouse lawn. The First Presbyterian Church of Albion is in the background.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 September 2023 at 8:55 am

After not much color change in the fall foliage locally, the leaves have started to turn red, yellow and other brilliant fall colors, according to the I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report.

“Beautiful fall colors continue to arrive across New York State, with near-peak leaves expected to make their first appearances this weekend in parts of the Adirondacks,” according to the report which came out on Tuesday.

The map shows that Orleans is starting to change colors, just like most of the state.

Most of the leaves are still green. Spotters in Genesee County estimate Batavia is at less than 20 percent foliage change.

“In Erie County, foliage spotters in Buffalo predict 15% change with golden yellow and plum leaves of average brilliance,” according to the report. “In the southern portion of the county, spotters in East Aurora predict a little more than 10% foliage change with muted burnt yellow, orange and brown leaves. In Niagara County, spotters in Niagara Falls anticipate a little more than 5% color change with a few red and yellow leaves.”

Here is the map showing the status of the foliage changes around the state.